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Agrometeorology and Climate Change

 
Alok Kumar Patra (Author) Subrata Kumar Chand (Author)
Synopsis

Contents: 1. Agrometeorology and its scope. 2. Atmosphere and atmospheric weather variables. 3. Atmospheric pressure and its variation. 4. Wind and its types. 5. Nature and properties of solar radiation. 6. Atmospheric temperature and soil temperature. 7. Atmospheric humidity. 8. Precipitation and its types. 9. Cloud formation and classification. 10. Monsoon: its mechanism and importance. 11. Weather hazards. 12. Climatic normals for crops and livestock production. 13. Weather forecasting and its types. 14. Climate change and its impact on agriculture. 15. Agrometeorological observatory.

 

Weather is a basic input for agriculture. It affects the agricultural planning in a big way starting from land preparation to harvesting, processing and transportation. Thus, climate and weather may be considered as the most critical factor determining the sustainability of agricultural systems.

 

Agrometeorology is now recognised as a full-fledged discipline and recommended as a core subject in the curriculum of the agricultural universities. The book covers the syllabus of the course 'Introductory Agrometeorology and Climate Change' meant for undergraduate students of agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agrometeorology and Climate Change
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.06.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789390591008
length 356p.